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This is a list of castles in East Ayrshire.

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Name Type Date Condition Ownership Location Notes Picture
Aiket Castle Tower house Late 15th century Restored and used as a residence Private Near Dunlop See Barony of Aiket A view of Aiket Castle in 2006.
Auchencloigh Castle Tower House 15th century Scant remains Private Near Sinclairston Auchencloigh Castle (Ruin) - geograph.org.uk - 398532.jpg
Barr Castle Tower house 15th century In use as a Masonic Lodge with a museum Masonic Lodge Galston Also known as Lockhart Tower Barr Castle in 1900
Borland Castle Tower Castle 15th Century No remains Private Cumnock
Busbie Castle Tower house 14th century Scant remains Garden of residence Knockentiber Demolished in the 1950s Busbie Castle in 1912
Caprington Castle Tower house 15th century Still in use as a residence Private Near Kilmarnock Extended to form a baronial house in the 1830s
Carnell Castle Tower house 15th century Still in use as a residence and hotel Private Extended to form a baronial house in 1843
Cessnock Castle Tower house 13th century Restored as a residence Private Galston
Corsehill Castle Tower house Ruined Private Stewarton See Corsehill, Lainshaw, Robertland and Dunlop CorsehillCastle.jpg
Craufurdland Castle Tower house 14th century Still in use as a residence Private Near Kilmarnock Extended to form a gothic house in the 19th century
Dallars Castle Tower House 15th century Replaced by a mansion house Private Hurlford Known for a time as Auchenskeith. Held by the Cuninghams for many years
Dean Castle Courtyard Castle 14th century Restored as a museum East Ayrshire Council Kilmarnock Restored 1935-6 Dean Castle.JPG
Dunlop Castle Unknown 14th century No remains Private Near Dunlop Dunlop House is built on the site
Haining Place Tower House 16/17th centuries Vaulted basement survives Private Near Kilmarnock Last used as farm workers accommodation Haining Place, east facing aspect and southern end.JPG
Kerse Castle Before 1600 No remains Craufurd clan Near Hollybush Site of Kerse Castle
Kilmaurs Castle c. 15th century No remains Private Near Jocksthorn Farm, Kilmaurs Replaced by later Kilmaurs Place
Kingencleugh Castle L-plan tower house 17th Century Ornamental ruins Private Near Mauchline Part of the Kingencleugh House estate Kingencleugh Castle in 2012
Kyle Castle Tower castle and barmkin 15th Century Sparse ruins Private Near Muirkirk Marquis of Bute Estates Kyle Castle in 2012
Lainshaw Castle Lainshaw House incorporates part of the old castle Private Stewarton See Corsehill, Lainshaw, Robertland and Dunlop Lainshaw Castle in 1779
Lefnoreis Castle Tower Castle 15th Century Foundations only Great Steward of Scotland Trust Cumnock Sometimes known as Lochnorris
Loch Doon Castle (Balloch Castle) Late 13th century (rebuilt 1930s) Ruined Historic Scotland
Loudoun Castle Courtyard Castle by the 1820s Substantial ruins Private Near Galston Destroyed by fire in 1941, formerly known as Windsor of the North, incorporated into a theme park between 1995 and 2010 Loudoun Castle in the 1890s
Mauchline Castle Tower 15th century Still standing Private Mauchline Also known as Abbot Hunter's Tower Mauchline Castle 1790
Martnaham Castle Tower 4th & 5th centuries (King Coil) Ruins Private On the south-side of Martnaham Loch http://www.futuremuseum.co.uk/collections/people/key-people/soldiers,-sailors,-rebels-outlaws/king-coil.aspx Martnaham Castle ruins, East Ayrshire.jpg
Newmilns Tower Keep 1530s Restored and used as a residence Private Newmilns Restored in 1997 - locally referred to as The Keep Newmilnstower.JPG
Polkelly Castle Tower 14th century Removed Private Near Polkelly Hall Ruins used to build a road in the 1850s
Ravenscraig Castle Before 1604 Ruined See Corsehill, Lainshaw, Robertland and Dunlop CorsehillHouse.jpg
Riccarton Castle Before 1297 No remains A commemorative plaque is at the fire station
Robertland Castle Tower 16th century The motte and a few stones remain. Robertland House was built from its remains. Private Near Stewarton
Rowallan Castle 16th century Intact limited access Historic Scotland Near Kilmarnock In the grounds of a Golfing development. Rowallan (Old) Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1356966.jpg
Sorn Castle Tower house 1409 Expanded 1909, in use as a hotel Private Sorn Castle from the River Ayr Way - geograph.org.uk - 519591.jpg
Templehouse Fortalice No remains Stewarton See Corsehill, Lainshaw, Robertland and Dunlop
Terringzean Castle, East Ayrshire c. 1696 Substantial ruins Private Near Auchinleck In the grounds of Dumfries House Terringzean Castle from the west.JPG
Trabboch Castle L-plan Tower House 14th century Ruin Private Near Stair Much of the stone used to build the nearby farm Trabboch castle ruins from the east.jpg
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